Palaces & Buildings

Dutch royal palace due to be converted into hotel

A Dutch palace is to be partly converted into a hotel following a bid of 1.7 million euros. The purchase follows a competition in which the government sought to find a new function for Soestdijk Palace. Over a hundred ideas for the future of the palace were submitted and narrowed down to three. The Eden Soestdijk which was inspired by the Eden Project in England would have developed a biodome of…
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The Royal Tennis Court at Hampton Court

The Royal Tennis Court at Hampton Court Palace will host its inaugural Real Tennis Champions Trophy between 11-16 July 2017, with the world-class competitors draw being reduced down to the eight top-ranking players from the UK, United States, Australia and France. The qualifying rounds open on 11 July, with a pro-am tournament on 12 July, resulting in three tournament days which conclude with the…
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British RoyalsPalaces & BuildingsThe Duke of EdinburghThe Queen

Bomb scare near Buckingham Palace fails to move The Queen

A suspect package, believed to be a bomb, was discovered near Buckingham Palace last night on Birdcage Walk. Whilst there is some confusion as to what actually occurred, it seems most likely that the police carried out a controlled explosion of the package. There was a loud bang which interrupted BBC and Sky news broadcasts. A senior BBC News producer, Pia Talbot, claimed that the Metropolitan…
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Palaces & BuildingsThe Yorks

Former royal residence demolished

When Prince Andrew, Duke of York, married Sarah Ferguson in 1986, The Queen gifted them with a £15 million 12-bedroom mansion she had built for them. Their marriage only lasted ten years; now after two years of demolition, their love nest and former home has been torn down…
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Squatters Pose Risk to Buckingham Palace Security

Across the street from Buckingham Palace, a rather unusual embassy has been established through less than official and legal means. Dubbed by its occupants as ‘the Rogue Embassy’, the seven-storey property on the very fashionable Grosvenor Gardens. has been taken over by a band of squatters as an act of political activism. Hanging numerous banners from the windows of their new…
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